Yoga Anatomy Articles


The yoga anatomy articles are organized into categories such as,  Injuries PosturesYour Questions Yoga Anatomy Yoga Injuries Research , Ashtanga Yoga Research , and even  Yoga Adjustments.


They are also broken down more specifically by muscles, bandhas, breathing, sit bone pain, shoulders, psoas, and knee pain.


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The Truth About Headstand In Yoga

Learn headstand in yoga by going step by step. Build the pose from the base, control the pelvis, and lift…
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How Does Yoga Benefit Musculoskeletal Disorders?

Yoga may benefit musculoskeletal disorders by increasing strength and mobility and by reducing pain. However, more research is needed to…
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Do Yoga Practitioners Get More Injuries In Cold Climates?

Perhaps surprisingly, there is no correlation between greater yoga injuries when practicing yoga in cold climates.…
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How To Bind Marichyasana C And Other Bound Twists

Learning to bind Marichyasana C, like other seated bound twists, requires establishing a stable base, before reaching the arm to…
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Can Yoga Help Older Adults Maintain A Healthy Gait?

Some aspects of gait initiation positively increased in yoga practitioners compared with walkers in the older population studied.…
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How Do I Work With Hip Impingement In Yoga?

Before working with a hip impingement in yoga, find out whether you have an existing bony deformity or tight muscles…
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Anatomy Of Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana And Krounchasana

Both triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana and krounchasana require that we lengthen tissues for internal hip rotation and forward bending.…
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Standing Yoga Poses Vary In Their Joint Force And Physical Demands

The joint force passing through knees, hips, and ankles varied in standing yoga poses. This has implications for rehabilitation using…
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Can I Learn How To Do Dropbacks On A Wall?

Learning dropbacks on a wall is not ideal for the long term. You can form habits that won’t serve you…
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What Does Long-term Ashtanga Practice Really Look Like?

Those with a long-term Ashtanga practice typically practice consistently at home, rarely watch videos of Ashtanga, and focus on subtle…
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How Is Muscle Activation Different In Yoga Transitions Versus Static Poses?

The research study we summarize here suggests that muscle activation is greater during dynamic transitions than during static poses.…
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Why Can’t I Bind Supta Kurmasana And Pasasana?

Proportions, flexibility of shoulders for internal rotation, and the amount of hip flexion you have will all affect how easy…
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Flexibility And Stretching In Yoga

Yoga and stretching both increase our flexibility. However, while increased flexibility is a benefit of yoga, it’s not the main…
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Yoga Improves Muscle Endurance

The research study we summarize here, suggests that yoga asana practice improves muscle endurance not just muscle strength.…
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Why Do I Feel Unstable In Revolved Side Angle?

One reason for feeling unstable in revolved side angle is setting up with the feet too close together and the…
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Yoga “Eye Stretches” May Positively Affect Our Eyes And Eye Health

Researchers show that yoga eye stretches positively affect eyes and eye health in the preliminary study we summarize here.…
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So You Think You Know What Ashtanga Yoga Is All About…

Ashtanga yoga is a flowing style of yoga rooted in the vinyāsa krama practices of Krishnamacharya. Although people sometimes claim…
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What Is Restricting My Ability To Squat In Yoga Poses Like Malasana?

The ability to squat in yoga poses like malasana could be restricted for various reasons including tight Achilles tendons and…
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Long-term Yoga Practice Positively Affects Physical Health

Long-term yoga practice positively affected aspects of physical health such as flexibility and cardiopulmonary function.…
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Why Do My Muscles Shake In Some Yoga Poses?

Muscles can shake in yoga when many individual muscle cells use up their ATP before other muscle cells are refueled…
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Should We Be Trying To Tilt Our Pelvis In Downward Dog?

Trying to tilt our pelvis in a particular way in downward dog may not have any noticeable effect on either…